Johnnie Hobbs III is a tap dancer, film director, teacher, performer, and coloring book collector. He’s worked with such theater companies as The New Freedom Theatre, Adren Theatre Company, Interact Theatre, and Matrix Theatre. A 2004 graduate of Philadelphia’s The University of the Arts.
His talent of tap dancing was showcased at “Showtime at The Apollo”, the inauguration events in Washington DC for President Barack Obama, and The Guatemala Dance Challenge in Guatemala. His first directorial effort was in 2012 with a tap dancing short film drama called NOSTALGIA starring Dule Hill (The West Wing, Psych) and tap dancers Sarah Reich, Jason Samuels Smith, and Chloe Arnold. The film went on to be accepted to film festivals around the country. He’s directed three other short films since then.
Johnnie’s been a guest speaker at University of Colorado, Temple University, Santa Monica College, and Art Institute to name a few. He is an adjunct professor at colleges AMDA and Studio School. Johnnie really likes chocolate milkshakes.